Tucked down a Kingsland driveway, you'll find Monday's Wholefoods - a wholefood cafe, yoga studio, and perfect urban retreat. Among beautifully plated wholefood meals (we see you, Sunshine Waffles) and wellness lattes, you'll spot their cocktails and mocktails – aka where we come in! Mondays cafe represents quality and sustainability - as well as the flair of Kingsland. Manager Ruby tells us: "We use Six Barrel Soda syrups to craft our cocktails and drinks, because we want to provide our customers with the Bali-esque vibe, and out of the box drinks, that they are looking for with us." Ruby's favourite drink on the menu at the moment is the “Mia Wallace” - the underdog of the menu, super refreshing with a complex taste: Gin, soda, Angostura bitters and Celery Tonic syrup, garnished with rosemary. Not to mention that nestled above the cafe is the Ivy Studio, for yoga, meditation and relaxation.
Welcome to the Six Barrel family, Mondays.
This month we're getting into the gifting spirit with Christmas racing around, so thought it was high time to celebrate our old pals Iko Iko. These guys are an OG Six Barrel stockist, with their colourful flagship store just up the road from us on Cuba St in Wellington. They also have a beautiful store space up in Auckland (26 High Street), and a wicked online store (www.ikoiko.co.nz). It's gift buying heaven!
The lovely Kimi from Iko Iko tells us, "We love stocking Six Barrel because not only is it locally made, but the flavours are pure delish! So innovative and forever changing with the limited editions - Keeps us and our customers always guessing!".
Their online store even has a whole shopping category dedicated to llama and alpaca themed items - what's not to love?!
And always remember, as Kimi says, "The syrups also make for a great excuse to have more cocktails...".
Happy shopping, soda lovers!
Ode Conscious Dining is a progressive organic restaurant serving dinner breakfast down in Wanaka. Named in Cuisine’s TOP 100 Restaurants & ‘One to watch’ in 2018, Ode is Wanaka’s home of innovative and progressive food, stemming from the team’s desire to care and respect for the environment and community, and consciousness of the impact our choices have on them. For Ode, “good food” means sourcing organic, ethical, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, and supporting locals who are doing good things. The call to include Six Barrel on the drinks menu was driven by the importance the team place on supporting small local businesses with like-minded beliefs: “How people source their products is very important to us. You guys are using organic sugar and try to use as much organic or fair trade as possible which is very important to us.” Ode’s Bar Manager Isabella tells us: “I love using your syrups because they are so diverse. From non-alcoholic, to spiders, to alcoholic drinks – we can do anything with them. Especially with us doing non-alcoholic matches it allows us to be creative with many different depths of flavours to help to make our matching that much more unique and exciting.” If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Wanaka anytime soon (or Queenstown for that matter – this one would definitely be worth the drive over the Crown Range) make sure you put Ode on your list. Ode Conscious Dining | @odewanaka Beautiful photos thanks to Isabella Rubie Photography.
August is here so it’s time to celebrate all things Wellington On a Plate! Alongside our own ‘Nostalgia, Refreshed‘ party, we’re also getting pretty excited for Cocktail Wellington over here. All through August you can try our syrups in over 18 different cocktails and mocktails all over town (check out the full list below!). As a loyal Wellington business, we love being part of Wellington On a Plate, and it’s super to feel the love back from bars and restaurants around town – as Marisa from Black Sparrow says, “Essentially, we love Six Barrel because it is local, well crafted and delicious. We like the unusual flavour combinations and the lack of too obvious sweetness or artificial colours. We think Six Barrel embraces all things Wellington – small but made with care.”. We’re also excited to be featured in a Dine dish this year too. Hippopotamus are using our Strawberry & Cream soda syrup in their 5 course degustation menu “Lumières éteintes – Lights off”, where you can enjoy Six Barrel Soda’s strawberry and cream syrup with Ōtaki honey and hibiscus (texture). Bring on the cocktails! Cocktail Wellington | @WellyOnAPlate
Six by Six is a celebration of a city's hospitality and creativity. We work with the venues to create custom syrups and a month long drinks list that showcases the versatility of our syrups and their bartenders. First up is our hometown Wellington, NZ, October 2018.
- Partner venues and custom syrups
- The Library - Sweet Potato Pie
- Charley Noble - Smoked Tomato
- Mr. Go's - Kimchi
- Ombra - Spring Spritz
- Rogue & Vagabond - Bitter Elderflower
- Pickle & Pie - Dill Pickle
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